Work at least 10 minutes of physical activity into your day. Regular exercise has been shown to reduce overall stress levels-even a quick walk, bike, or jog!
Take a mental timeout when you reach the breaking point. Close your eyes for five minutes, sit quietly and breathe deeply. Set the alarm on your phone so you don't keep checking the clock!
Try meditation. Inhale through your nose for eight counts, feeling air fill up your stomach first, and your chest second. Then exhale through your nose for eight counts. Repeat this ten times.
Snack smart at stressful times. If you usually overeat when stressed, pick a snack that won't set you off on a binge. Instead of sugary or starchy foods, like candy or chips, try whole-grain crackers with low-fat cheese.
Start every morning with a calming yoga pose. Try the Half Lotus pose: Sit with your legs crossed (almost like Indian-style), and try to bring both feet up on your thighs. Keep your spine straight and breathe in and out for eight counts.